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Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | Green gram sundal recipe | Whole Green moong dal sundal


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | whole green moong dal sundal | how to cook green gram
with detailed step-by-step photos, instructions, and health benefits.

Looking for a nutritious snack? Check out this green gram sundal which is loaded with protein, dietary fiber, and complex carbs. It is a healthy and savory snack recipe. This recipe is made with whole green moong dal, coconut, herbs, and spices.

In Tamil Nadu, Sundal is commonly made during the Navarathri festival for God's offering (neivedyam in Tamil) and then distributed as prasadams to whoever visits for Golu.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

However, sundal is not just a festival recipe. It can be eaten for a mid-morning or evening snack. Pachai payaru sundal is one of my favorites, so I often make this dish at home. In the Tamil language, the word pachai means green, and payaru refers to the bean.

I usually soak the whole green moong dal in water for 8 to 12 hours and cook them in an open pan for 15 mins. Some say soaking is optional, but I have never tried it myself as it is not advisable to eat unsoaked legumes and beans. 

If you are short of time, soak the dal in big batches and freeze them in Ziploc bags; use it whenever the recipe calls for. You can also use canned ones if it is available.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

Furthermore, the sundal can be made with or without sundal podi/powder. The spicy podi is usually added to enhance the overall flavor and taste. This podi is a versatile one; it can be used for any type of legume/bean/dal-based sundal.

The sundal powder comes in handy as I use it for both sundal and vegetable poriyal recipes. Simply sprinkle over the stir-fried vegges for the added zing. In fact, the sundal podi contains fried dals like roasted chana dal, urad dal, dried red chilies, coriander seeds, etc. Also, podi can be made in advance and used during Navratri, Krishna Jayanthi, Vinayagar Chathurthi, etc.


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

What is sundal?

Sundal is a Tamil word, which means the lentils/beans/legumes are soaked, boiled, and seasoned in herb oil(tadka) and finally flavored with grated coconut and coriander leaves. Sundal is a snack, usually made with different kinds of lentils, legumes, pulses, and cereals. It is also sold as a street food snack in restaurants, parks, and beaches. It can also be served as a mid-morning or evening snack, along with tea or coffee.

Sundal is a healthy and savory snack recipe. Sundal recipes are widespread among south Indian and Tamil cuisine. Sundal can be made with chickpeas, black channa, kollu, mung bean, kidney bean, black-eyed bean, etc. The spiciness can be adjusted as per your choice.

Sundal is one of the popular varieties of South Indian sundal recipes. Sundal is usually served as prasad/prasadham in Hindu temples and made at home during the Navaratri festival in Tamil Nadu.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

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Recipe: Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


Serves - 2
Cuisine - South Indian
Region - Tamilian cuisine
Course - Snack | Festival recipe
Prep time - 5 min | Cook time - 20 min | Soaking time - Overnight/8 hours
Diet - Vegan & Vegetarian
Calories - 150
Author - Pavithra
Publisher - Pavis kitchen

Ingredients:

Whole green moong dal - 1/2 cup
Water - To soak and boil - 250 ml
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 4 twigs
Salt - 3/4 tsp or As per taste
Sundal powder - 1 tbsp optional

For seasoning/tadka:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Channa dal - tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Red chili - 1
Green chili - 1
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Notes:

1. Coconut oil gives a nice aroma and flavor to the sundal.

2. Sundal powder/podi is optional.

3. Grated coconut is also optional, and adjust salt and chilies as per taste.

4. Green moong dal can be cooked in an open pan with water. A pressure cooker is not necessary.
 


How to make green moong dal sundal:


1. Firstly, rinse the whole green moong dal and soak them in water for 12 hours or overnight.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


2. Secondly, cook the green moong dal for 15 minutes on a low medium flame. Add salt and little water. The quantity of water should be enough to immerse the dal, say 1/4 cup.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

3. Thirdly, cover it with a lid and let it cook. Periodically, stir in-between with a spatula to prevent burning and sprinkle some water if the dal gets dry.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

4. The moong dal is cooked well and absorbs all the water. (Note: Do not overcook and strain the excess water, if any).

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

5. Heat a pan with oil and temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves, chilies, and hing.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

6. Toss the boiled green moong dal and give it a nice mix.


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

7. Sprinkle some salt if needed and saute for 3 to 5 mins.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

8. Add some grated coconut and saute for a min or so. (Note: Do not cook for long after adding coconut).

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

9. Lastly, add some fresh chopped cilantro and turn off the flame.


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

10. Green moong dal sundal/Pachai payaru sundal ready to be served.

Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal



Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


Health benefits of whole green moong dal:

1. Green Moong dal is packed with protein and dietary fiber.
2. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol. 
3. It regulates blood pressure.
4. Complex carbohydrates.
5. It has a low glycemic index.
6. It helps in healthy weight management.
7. Moong dal is a rich source of potassium and magnesium.
8. It enhances gut health.


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


Health benefits of coconut:

1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and is a great source of protein.
4. It promotes weight loss.
5. Good for skin and hair.
6. Excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, copper.
7. It contains zinc and selenium, which are required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is a great moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal


Health benefits of cilantro:

1. Coriander relieves skin inflammation.
2. Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
3. Regulates blood pressure.
4. Aids with digestion.
5. Boost immunity
6. Promotes digestion and gut health.
7. Reduces acidity.
8. Prevents anemia.
9. Anit-inflammatory effects.
10. Good for eyes and skin.

*(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).


Pachai payaru sundal recipe | green gram sundal recipe | green moong dal sundal

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